Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pilin' on a Pink Pop

The theme this month at Pile It On is Thank You and/or Shades of Black & White + Optional Pop of color. We're sponsored by Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, and I couldn't resist using their Winter Flamingos digi stamp again!

I was inspired by the fact that flamingos are naturally gray/white & get their pink color from their diet. Guess this guy ate all the shrimp!

For the background, I dry-embossed a black-and-white textured cardstock (Core'Dinations); I sanded the black side, and inked the white side. The sentiment piece is made with the same paper. I stamped the round sentiment in gray & the center sentiment in black (both stamps are from Scrapper's Paradise). The base card, mat, and image frame are 3 different gray cardstocks.

I colored the Flamingos image with Copic markers; mostly their Warm and Cool Grays. The background was colored with W1, then textured with alcohol & a paper towel. I added white flocking to the gray flamingos. The pink guy was colored florescent pink. The ribbon (Offray) has been in my stash forever. I had lots of fun making this!
2 Crafty Critter Crazies : Anything Goes with a Critter
CCEE Stampers #177: Baby It's Cold Outside
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #21: Any DT Project
Simply Create Too #134: Use Embossing
Tuesday Morning Sketches #436: Sketch

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  1. Beautiful! Love all the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. What a wonderful card I love your design and colours.

    Debs xx

  3. Love this! The distressed embossing is wonderful!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Love the different types of embossing. Great card.

    Thanks so much for joining the fun at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. I hope you were able to pick up the mid-month freebies.

    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa DT

  5. These guys are so much fun..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  6. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Irene DT for

  7. Great card, just love this image! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    groetjes, Ellen


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